Probably all over New Mexico lottery players are heaving sighs of relief. The recent PB jackpot doesn't have to be distributed back to the various States. The winner wasn't some out-of-State tourist, trucker, or casual passer-by.
I doubt there's anyone in New Mexico who isn't feeling a modicum of gratitude for and with this winner. In addition to the fact it was a resident, it was a NEW MEXICO winner. That hasn't happened anywhere nearly as often as we'd have liked.
Over the past year or so there's been a lot of grumbling that if you wanted to win the Powerball lottery the first step is to live somewhere besides New Mexico.
I think we've heard the end of that for a whle. One more item to add to the gratitude affirmations.